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For Sale: 1931 Pontiac Sedan in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

Bet you wish you'll be looking this good when you approach 90-years-old. This 1931 Pontiac sedan is a nicely coordinated classic that loves to run and turn heads.


It's rare to find a piece of history that you can so readily take for a Sunday drive. Pontiac lovers will know 1931 as the year General Motors announced Oakland would stop making cars, leaving its companion Pontiac to become the primary brand. And you get to tell the story of this car's significance as others marvel at the paint. The beige has the right period-correct look, but it also gives off the shine of a quality respray much later in life. The brown is expertly interwoven into this as it flows over the fenders and onto the running boards. Plus, the brown returns on the roof for a great two-tone effect. And the brown strip that hugs the bodyline and surrounds the windshield is the same kind of styling element that they would do in chrome a few decades later. So this has a true subtle elegance. Plus, you'll love the details, like the classic vinyl roof and Indian chief hood ornament above the twin grille. And the wire wheels with iconic whitewalls are finished in a bright yellow for added distinction.


Inside, the gray velour cloth on the two rows of plush seats represents the era quite well. The tall greenhouse, roll-down windows, and plenty of legroom makes this Pontiac a pleasant place to be. Driving is easy-going with a conventional setup that includes a floor-mounted three-speed. The gauge panel with readouts for oil, fuel, power, and speed might not seem too special today, but it was double what you got in a Ford Model A! And this one has an authentic feeling, right down to the Pontiac emblem on the dash.


Under the hood is a correct 200 cubic-inch straight-six. It runs with the kind of readiness that tells you this classic has been nicely maintained. And the condition of the correct and tidy engine bay reinforces this feeling of a respected classic. Even the carb was recently rebuilt. Getting this sedan on the road feels like an industrial symphony of simplicity. The exhaust has a rhythmic chug that is like being in charge of a mini locomotive as the tempo increases with the acceleration. The three-speed manual transmission has new synchros, so you can really take control of this motor with confidence.


Complete with title documentation, this is a true piece of history that makes you the most interesting person everywhere you go just by arriving. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1196874
  • Price:$16,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1931
  • Make:Pontiac
  • Model:Sedan
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:51038
  • Stock Number:0724-PHX
  • VIN:P789464